Starbucks launches hybrid style drink

PSLs, gingerbread lattes and red cup season may be over, but our favorite coffee chain is helping us cope by adding a new drink to their permanent menu. At first, a latte macchiato sounds like a fake hybrid, but among coffee lovers, it is one of the top 50 ways to enjoy some java.   

On Tuesday, Jan. 5, Starbucks is going to start selling this two-ingredient drink — espresso and milk. In their news report they describe the process of making this newbie drink as “steamed whole milk that is perfectly aerated and free-poured creating dense foam… the beverage is then marked by slowly-poured full espresso shots, creating a signature espresso dot.”

It almost sounds like a reverse latte, where you put in the espresso and then the milk.

They also state that their baristas will use a carefully crafted technique to “draw out an intensely bold and roasty flavor that highlights the Starbucks espresso in the beverage.”

The coffee chain added an infograph to better explain the difference in the milk and espresso beverages, putting it next to their last addition, the flat white.

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